Course Descriptions


English (ENG) Courses

ENG 090 Enhanced Integrated Reading and Writing (3-2) 4 imputed credits

This course emphasizes the basic rhetorical principles needed for college-level reading and writing as an integrated whole. An emphasis is placed on developing analytical and critical thinking skills and developing essays across a variety of genres and disciplines. This course is a prerequisite for English 101 for students who place into it via the placement exam. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. In addition, every week students will devote two hours to delving deeply into course topics. These workshops give students a chance to explore questions and practice skills that are necessary in other college courses' reading and writing assignments.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 095 Analytical Reading and Writing (3-0) 3 imputed credits

ENG 095 emphasizes the strategic reading and writing skills needed for academic success. Students will read materials from multiple academic disciplines and respond in writing appropriate to both the rhetorical situation and to discipline-specific traditions. ENG 095 is a co-requisite course to ENG 101/Composition I for students who place into it via the FLCC placement process. Materials and assignments from Composition I serve as a source for discussions and activities in Analytical Reading and Writing. ENG 095 carries imputed (financial aid) credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 101 Composition I (3-0) 3 credits

The goals of Composition I are to develop students' abilities to write at a college level and to think critically. Students learn to make decisions based on rhetorical concerns of the writer's purpose, the readers' needs, and the context in which documents are read. Guided exploration of popular and scholarly sources is interwoven into students' writing as one method of supporting ideas and connecting with an audience. The course emphasizes reflective, informative, and analytical process-based writing as well as the students’ reflection of their learning progress. Co-requisite: ENG 095 or placement into ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education Basic Communication: Written credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 102 Introduction to Reading Literature (3-0) 3 credits

ENG 102 invites students to learn, practice, and develop the critical reading skills that enable one to understand, interpret, and engage with a variety of literary, academic, and popular texts. Through the study of literature, students will explicitly develop critical reading skills that transfer across disciplines. Prerequisite: Placement at the ENG 101 level or higher or completion of ENG 090 or ENG 095 This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 103 Composition II (3-0) 3 credits

Composition II focuses on the rhetorical concerns of argument. The course provides students with increased practice (begun in Composition I) in research, analysis, and genres of writing and explicit instruction in independent student-generated research. The course emphasizes academic research-based reading and writing done throughout college as well as the transfer of these skills into the professional realm. Prerequisite: ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education Basic Communication: Written credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 110 Introduction to Creative Writing (3-0) 3 credits

This course focuses on the writing of short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction. The art and techniques of these forms are examined in class and practiced in student writing. The workshop format of the course will teach students how to share their own writing and critique the work of other students through class discussion. Previous experience in fiction writing, poetry, and creative non-fiction is not required. Co-requisite: ENG 101  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 113 Technical Ethics (3-0) 3 credits

In this writing and research-based course with a technical ethics theme, students in technical programs (e.g. Computing Sciences and Engineering Science) will examine the general relationship between ethical considerations and professional life and the particular consequences of ethical choices. This course prepares students for ethical issues in their technical fields as well as higher-level writing enhancement. Prerequisite: ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education Basic Communication: Written and Humanities credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 125 Healthcare Communication (3-0) 3 credits

Communication is at the center of providing patient-centered care. Health professionals need to express empathy as they communicate complex and difficult information through a variety of communication modalities. The primary objective of this course is to identify communication skills necessary to be able to communicate effectively within a variety of healthcare contexts. Students will practice research, analysis, and writing in genres used in the field as well as communication episodes that influence health and wellness outcomes. This course is restricted to Nursing Majors only. Prerequisite: ENG 101 (also listed as COM 125) This course carries SUNY General Education Basic Communication: Oral and Written credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 200 Children's Literature: Pre-readers to Middle Grade (3-0) 3 credits

Students will learn how children's literature cultivates a love of books in young readers (kindergarten-middle school). Focusing on a variety of literature such as fables, poems, myths, fairy tales, picture books, and chapter books, students will read, research, interpret and write about literary and artistic elements of children's literature. The course is suited for students in AA Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA Childhood Education or the Teaching Assistant certificate programs who need to learn how to select quality, age appropriate texts to be used in children's classroom activities. It is also open to students who enjoy children's literature and wish to study it closely. Prerequisite: ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 201 American Literature: 1620 - 1865 (3-0) 3 credits

A study of selected readings from the important literature of the United States. Emphasis is placed on the most significant writings of representative authors from 1620 to 1865. Prerequisite: ENG 101.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 202 American Literature: 1865 - Present (3-0) 3 credits

A study of selected readings from the important literature of the United States. Emphasis is placed on the most significant writings of representative authors from 1865 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 101.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 203 World Literature I (3-0) 3 credits

ENG 203 is a survey of important literary works from cultures around the world dating from ancient times through the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and/or ENG 103.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 204 World Literature II (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a survey of important literary works from cultures around the world form the seventeenth century through the present day. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and/or ENG 103.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 206 The Short Story (3-0) 3 credits

This course introduces students to close readings of short fiction: from classical stories of historical importance to modern and contemporary stories, which reflect a changing genre. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and/or ENG 103.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 207 Topics in Literature (3-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to explore literature as it illustrates specific themes relating to a broad variety of human concerns. As such, the content will vary from semester to semester. Topics might include The Graphic Novel, Environmental Literature, Contemporary American Poetry, Women in Literature, Food in Literature, Crime Fiction, Utopias & Alternative Lifestyles, Literature into Film, and Science Fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 101.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 209 Children's Literature: Middle Grade to Young Adult (3-0) 3 credits

Students will examine the importance of literature for older readers (middle grade to young adult) as a way of discovering the complexities of the world. Focusing on a variety of literature such as novels, poetry, and nonfiction texts, students will read, research, interpret and write about literary elements of children’s literature. The course is suited for students in AA Childhood Education or the Teaching Assistant certificate programs who need to learn how to select quality, age-appropriate texts to be used in children’s classroom activities. Prerequisite: ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 213 Dramatic Literature (3-0) 3 credits

This course is an exploration of the history and genre of drama. By analyzing some of the best-known plays throughout theatre history and how they were performed, students will deepen their understanding of dramatic literature and performance. During the course students will decide on a particular area of research in order to write a critical analysis focusing on one or more play(s). The course culminates in a project focusing on one creative endeavor and reflecting on their chosen area of study. This course is appropriate for students in the Theater track or Humanities track, and also meets the general education Humanities or Art requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 103 (Also listed as THE 210) This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities and The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 223 Media Writing (3-0) 3 credits

This is an introductory course into the skills of the practicing journalist. Emphasis will be on the study of newsgathering and news writing. Students will employ these skills in the production of material suitable for publication in print and electronic media. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (Also listed as COM 223)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 225 Literary Journal Publishing (3-0) 3 credits

In this course students will be involved in the publication of The Finger, an international literary journal founded at FLCC. Students will have the opportunity to garner submissions, select pieces for publication, and promote the journal on campus. In addition, students will maintain a website and a social media presence for the journal. This is a hands-on course and students with creative writing or art backgrounds will benefit from participating in creating and maintaining a literary community. Prerequisite: ENG 102, ENG 110. This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 230 Perspectives on Tolkien (3-0) 3 credits

The lasting influence and power of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga is undeniable - and seeing more mainstream success only with the release of a critically acclaimed series of films and an award-winning massively multiplayer online game. The purpose of this course is to look critically at such things as the books, the films, the game, and other 'versions' to explore how different media handle the same material. We will, as a class, discuss such issues as character and plot development, themes and literary elements, story-telling styles, cultural and historical contexts, benefits and limitations of various media, identity and role-playing games, and the role of audience in storytelling. Placing three different media into socio-cultural contexts will allow us to explore such issues as the role of story-teller, the importance of the visual, and the role of 'game' in today's society. Students in this class can expect to engage in activities such as reading the novels, watching the films, playing the game, writing, discussing and participating in individual and/or group projects that delve into the Tolkien's work and the power of translation. Prerequisite: ENG 102.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 231 Fiction Writing (3-0) 3 credits

Fiction Writing continues to develop students' skill in the elements of fiction, including structure, character, and plot development. Students will critique and revise their writing in workshop seminars. Students develop critical expertise and technical language to better discuss works-in-progress. Prerequisite: English 101. Previous experience in fiction is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 232 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3-0) 3 credits

This course focuses on the writing of Creative Nonfiction. Techniques and skills of the various forms of creative nonfiction, such as The Personal Essay, Memoir, Literary Journalism, Flash Nonfiction, and the Travel Essay are examined in class and practiced in student writing. Students will learn and practice strategies for brainstorming, drafting, critiquing, and revising their work, as well as refining the critical expertise and technical language to help them better discuss works-inprogress. Prerequisite: English 101. Previous experience in creative non-fiction is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 233 Workshop in Poetry Writing (3-0) 3 credits

This course focuses on the writing of Poetry. Various forms and styles of poetry such as the sonnet, sestina, free verse, and ekphrasitic will be composed. Students will learn and practice strategies for brainstorming, drafting, critiquing, and revising their work, as well as refining the critical expertise and technical language to help them better discuss works-inprogress. Prerequisite: English 101. Previous experience in poetry is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF